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1770 returness in quarantine centres

by Kudakwashe Vhenge

By Staff Reporter

A total of 1770 returnees have been placed under quarantine at different facilities in the country.

This was revealed by the Minister of Information, Publicity and broadcasting services, Monica Mutsvangwa during a media briefing.

“The country has witnessed a surge in positive cases, especially among returnees. There are 1770 returnees in quarantine facilities across the country, with the highest number of returnees being housed in Harare.”

She added that there are people who are failing to abide by the self isolation regulations.

“The Taskforce has noted that while the standard procedure according to WHO guidelines is the self- isolation of asymptomatic positive cases, there are some cases that are unable to self-isolate in their homes. Such cases are being housed at isolation centres intended for those who require treatment. It has also been noted that there are some cases that have the capacity to self-isolate but are not adhering to self-isolation protocols and are putting communities at risk.

Mutsvangwa urged all positive cases at private and public quarantine facilities to move to specific isolation centres in order to prevent the spread of COVID19.

500 health workers have been recruited.

“The Taskforce was informed that Treasury has concurred to the recruitment of an additionally 500 health workers including doctors, nurses, and technicians for ICU/HDU and Isolation centres across the country. This recruitment will go a long way in boosting our health services’ capacity to respond and treat COVID19 cases,” she said.

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